Don’t Cut Off Our Tongues – Felicity Meakins

[From Felicity Meakins]
Hi all,
I have just made and ordered new ‘Don’t Cut Off Our Tongues’ postcards. They
have been ordered to coincide with a Four Corners documentary on the
Lajamanu Two-way language program which will be one of the bilingual
programs to be axed soon. This program will air on 14the or maybe 18 September. The
postcards will be some follow-up lobbying, so please send some out!
The postcards exist in two forms:
1. The first has ‘Don’t cut off our tongues’ on the front and is addressed
to Paul Henderson.
2. The second has ‘Reinstate bilingual education’ on the front and is
addressed to Julia Gillard.
The image on the front isn’t the greatest quality, but the point is still
made. They will be ready in a couple of weeks.
If you are interested in getting your hands on some, send an email to Greg
Dickson (greg.dickson AT Let him know which postcards you
want and how many. Get them out bush, get them to your friends, family and
students. But please make sure they are sent!
Alternatively, you could send Greg a return self-addressed envelope:
Greg Dickson
Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
Katherine Annexe
PO Box 1896
Katherine NT 0851
E-mail me for any other questions: felicity.meakins AT

One Comment

  1. Greg Dickson says:

    Just an update:
    We’ve had a great response to the postcards and I’ve now distributed over 1500 to people from all over Australia who emailed me wanting some postcards to distribute.
    We’ve got plenty leftover so if anyone wants some, just send me an email!
    FYI, I’ve sent batches of cards to: Nguiu (Tiwi Islands), Nhulunbuy, Alice Springs, Katherine, Innisfail, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Port Hedland, Darwin and Adelaide… i think that’s about it! Awesome.

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